DEPEW, NY… The glass façade of the new University of Birmingham library in Birmingham, UK employs the beauty of SEFAR® Architecture’s VISION fabric interlayer while benefiting from its daylighting and energy management capabilities. The new library is one of the key features of the university’s £300 million campus regeneration.
Birmingham-based Associated Architects designed the project – specifying PR 260/55B Gold SEFAR VISION fabric for glass vertical fins to provide a modern take on functionality.
Modular Ceiling System Illuminates Prized Exhibits in London
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
DEPEW, NY… Museums offer visitors a visual experience made possible only through ideal lighting solutions. SEFAR® Architecture LIGHTFRAME® effectively and elegantly illuminates the displays at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art, allowing works from Van Gogh to Warhol to shine.
Retractable Canopy Allows for Optimum Utilization of Open-Air Courtyard Space
Thursday, April 20, 2017
DEPEW, NY… On the northern coast of Colombia lies the port city Cartagena, site of Hotel Charleston. Located within walls designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hotel Charleston courtyard is now completely covered with a retractable fabric canopy courtesy of SEFAR® Architecture and Uni-Systems, LLC.
New Terminal Building’s Facade Inspired by Nature and Built to Manage It
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® VISION fabric, laminated into the exterior glass façade of a new terminal at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, adds a striking and sustainable element to the country’s growing transportation hub.
In 2016, the airport saw nearly seven million passengers, almost double what it saw in 2014. As a result, a new 4,700-square-meter terminal was built to service additional passengers to and from aircraft.
Almost 8,000 Glass Louvers Elegantly Adorn and Shade Building Exterior
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® VISION fabric, laminated between 7,800 glass louvers, impressively graces the façade of a new biomedical research facility at 22 Windsor Street in Cambridge, MA.
Architect Toshiko Mori and her team specified a custom Copper color version of Pulp Studio’s Chromavision™, which uses SEFAR VISION fabric as its substrate. Pulp Studio was the glass laminator, using SentryGlas® from Kuraray America Inc. – amounting to more than 19,000 total square feet of glass.
Product Configured to Provide Safer Design and Stronger Performance
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric is now a registered flame resistant product under California Title 19, established by the California State Fire Marshal.
As a Title 19 registered product, TENARA Fabric expands the applications for large-scale exterior fixed and retractable canopy and tensile fabric applications – most notably in hospitality, education and retail settings.
Retractable Fabric Canopy Makes Efficient and Profitable Use of Space Possible
Thursday, July 07, 2016
DEPEW, NY… In the heart of Surrey, England, the 185-room Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel exudes luxury, and with its newest addition — a covered rooftop terrace — the hotel is set to impress guests in all types of weather. The retractable cover to the hotel’s rooftop terrace provides form and function with the help of TENARA Fabric from SEFAR Architecture.
New and Improved Fabric Ceiling System Provides Supreme Translucency and Sound Absorption
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture introduces a new configuration of its SEFAR LIGHTFRAME® illuminated modular fabric ceiling system that allows the system to produce an industry-leading NRC value up to .90.
After extensive product testing, the standard configuration of SEFAR LIGHTFRAME was modified to meet the highest levels of sound absorption and noise reduction without sacrificing the product’s supreme translucency and quality of light.
Foldable Roof Membrane Transforms Space in the Heart of the City
Friday, November 13, 2015
DEPEW, NY…SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric has completely transformed the “Metzgergasse,” an exterior urban pedestrian area and meeting place in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Nikolai Kugel (Stuttgart) architectural firm jumped on the opportunity to improve the space with an original masterpiece featuring a retractable fabric structure.
Looking for a chance to revive and enhance the neighborhood, Nikolai Kugel designed an elegant, yet enduring solution that would survive Switzerland’s unpredictable weather patterns, using SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric 4T40HF.
DEPEW, NY… Google’s headquarters, referred to as the Googleplex, in Sunnyvale, CA, uses SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA Fabric to shade the central plaza of a recent campus expansion – and the fabric has completely transformed the newly-outfitted space.
260/50 Fabric Joins Family of Metal-Coated Interlayers
Thursday, January 29, 2015
DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture introduces the new 260/50 series for Vision metal-coated fabric interlayer for glass. This new combination of material thickness and open aperture is ideal for interior glass walls and paneling, as well as facades and second skins.
The addition of 260 microns of material thickness with 50% mesh aperture offers a wider range of options for innovative design in both interior and exterior architectural glass applications, while reducing solar heat gain and glare.
Multiple Layers of Fabric Offer Flexible, Elegant Light Diffusion
Monday, November 10, 2014
DEPEW, NY…SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric has completely transformed light canopies at the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Paired with a new lighting system, the fabric provides an elegant, yet enduring solution for the once-obsolete canopies.